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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Connecticut Huskies NCAA College Basketball Betting

College basketball betting interest will be high on Saturday when the Buckeyes of Ohio State hit the hard court against the Huskies of Connecticut.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Connecticut Huskies betting line as -8.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Connecticut Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Ohio State Buckeyes have watched them go 4-4 and 4-4 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Connecticut Huskies are at 5-3 and 2-2-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Connecticut Huskies are 3-1-1, while the Ohio State Buckeyes have a 3-5 mark.

The Huskies - Buckeyes odds would favor the Huskies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Connecticut is rated No. 64 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Ohio State is at No. 78.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Connecticut's No. 71-ranked offense, averaging 79.5 PPG, against a Buckeyes defense that ranks No. 51 at 65.12 PPG. The Huskies field goal percentage has averaged 47.85% so far, less than the Buckeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.21% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Buckeyes blew out Air Force on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 74-50 win at Value City Arena.

The Huskies endured a 76-66 loss at the hands of the Terrapins on Tuesday, despite a 23-point effort from Daniel Hamilton at Madison Square Garden.

Betting Trends
  • Ohio State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ohio State's last 9 games
  • Ohio State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Connecticut is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ohio State home to Northern Illinois, Wednesday, December 16th
Connecticut at UMASS-Lowell, Sunday, December 20th